Ylläs and down-hill skiing go hand in hand, but you will also find good use for your cross-country skies as the area also has 320 km of varying types of trails. A tip for the daredevils out there: you can enjoy a cup of hot juice and a donut in the trail café at Luosujärvi lake and then slip into the wintry water for a winter swim. Ylläs also offers various types of safaris on snowmobile, sleds pulled by reindeer or huskies, and if it’s something extreme you are looking for, try ice climbing. In addition to winter recreation, visitors can also learn about the art of Lapland in the village of Äkäslompolo or listen to concerts in the Pyhä Lauri chapel.
Ylläs is a splendid destination in summer and autumn as well. Smooth ski trails transform into varied hiking trails and Lapland’s green landscape and refreshing climate tempts visitors to spend their time in the outdoors. Try out the Varkaankuru circular nature trail along which you can hike for a distance of 4 km. During an excursion in a rubber boat or canoe, you will see a whole new side to Ylläs, the pure fishing waters of which are every fisherman’s dream.